Apr 23, 2019

By Andy Johnson

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The Writers’ Trust has announced the names of the five up and coming Canadian authors who will be mentored by established writers in a program called “Rising Stars.”

David Chariandy, the Scarborough-born, Vancouver-based author, who won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2017, has selected Vancouver-based poet and author Chelene Knight for the honour.

Among the others; Ottawa-based historian and biographer Charlotte Gray has chosen Toronto writer and journalist Melissa Gismondi.

In addition to literary guidance, the inaugural batch of the Rising Stars will receive $5,000, access to professional events and a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre.


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